Genealogy in Capri

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Capri, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Campania and in Napoli province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Capri registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Capri in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Capri to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Capri?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Capri


Before to start your genealogy research in Capri, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Campania and in Capri too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Capri from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Capri. As more your surname is common in Capri, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Capri archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Napoli province are:
Amato, Ambrosio, Annunziata, Ascione, Borrelli, Borriello, Capasso, Capuano, Castaldo, Cirillo, Coppola, Cozzolino, Cuomo, D’Angelo, De Falco, De Luca, De Martino, De Rosa, De Simone, Del Prete, Di Costanzo, Di Maio, Esposito, Ferrara, Ferraro, Fusco, Gallo, Gargiulo, Giordano, Guarino, Izzo, Liguori, Maresca, Marino, Napolitano, Pagano, Palumbo, Panico, Piccolo, Riccio, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Sannino, Scognamiglio, Sorrentino, Vitale, Vitiello.

Church archives in Napoli province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Capri and Napoli province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Napoli(Naples).

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Capri, or if you have questions regarding your family in Capri, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
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One Message to “Genealogy in Capri”
  1. joann says:

    my grandfather was born in Capri in 1898, his name was Guiseppe Chinino. his father had a bakery near the church in the piazetta. his brother Luigi Chinino died in WW1 and his name is on the plaque in the piazetta. I have no records of their father and mother who I believe her maiden name was Bianca. are there marriage records or birth records? I would like to find out about his family.
    thank you joann maldonado

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